Events for Friday 23rd August 2013


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WWI: Battle Of Mons

23rd August 1914

The Battle of Mons was the first major action of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) in the First World War. The British army attempted to hold the line of the Mons-Condé Canal against the advancing German First Army. Although the British fought well and inflicted disproportionate casualties on the numerically-superior Germans, they were eventually forced to retreat due both to the greater strength of the Germans and the sudden retreat of the French Fifth Army.

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Mons
(Paperback - 224 pages)
by John Terraine

The Battle of Mons takes its place in the history of the British army beside Corunna and Dunkirk. Initially, all three were defeats, saved from disaster by the courage of the soldiers and the skill of some of the commanders, and paving the way to great feats of arms and… Read more...

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This Day's Events

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Clacton Air Show

Starts: Fri 23rd August
Ends: Fri 23rd August
Price: FREE
Tel: O1255 686633
Email: clactonairshow@tendringdc.gov.uk
Website: http://www.clactonairshow.com/

Clacton Sea Front, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1BN

Air Show in Clacton-on-Sea

Clackton Sea Front 11.00am - 5.00pm

Post code is for West Road Car Park CO15 1BN





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